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A guide to metagenomic sequencing with Oxford Nanopore

Metagenomics can be defined as the analysis of the community of genomes present within an isolated sample and is a term predominantly applied to the detection and analysis of microorganisms.

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This guide provides the following information:

  • Benefits of nanopore sequencing for metagenomics research
  • Comparison between 16S rRNA and whole-genome sequencing for species identification and characterisation
  • How to choose the right library preparation kit(s) for your experiment
  • Sample-to-answer workflow: from DNA extraction (including recommendations on host depletion), to sequencing platform recommendations, and analysis solutions
  • Case studies on metagenomics research using nanopore sequencing technology